Prasoon Joshi is an Indian
lyricist, screenwriter, poet and marketer. He is the CEO of McCann World
group India and Chairman (Asia Pacific), a subsidiary of global marketing
firm McCann Erickson.
Joshi has received the Filmfare Best Lyricist
Award three times, in 2007 and 2008 and again in 2014 for the Hindi
movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. He has also received the National
Film Award for Best Lyrics twice, for his work in Taare Zameen Par
and Chittagong. He was awarded Padma Shri by the
Government of India in 2015, for his contributions towards the field of Arts,
Literature and Advertising.
He made his debut as film lyricist with Rajkumar
Santoshi's Lajja, a critical and commercial success, and this soon
led to Yash Chopra's Hum Tum and a string of highly
successful Bollywood films like Fanaa, Rang De Basanti, Taare
Zameen Par, Black and Delhi 6. With Rang
De Basanti, he also became a dialogue writer. He won the Filmfare Best
Lyricist Award for "Chand Sifarish" from the film Fanaa in
2007 and for "Maa" from Taare Zameen Par in 2008. He has
won the prestigious National Award twice. The first for his work in Taare
Zameen Par and the second one in 2013 for Chittagong.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
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their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
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